This futuristic revenge-thriller appeared without warning, and comes as a wonderful surprise. Imagine Brian Garfield's "Death Wish" adapted for the screen by William Gibson, and you'll have some idea of the violent, crazy cleverness at work here.
Over the years, I've asked countless fellow movie lovers the same question: "Which film would you rather see, one with a brilliant script and terrible actors, or a terrible script and great actors?" I've been surprised to get the same answer every single time: Give 'em the great actors, story be damned.
Which, more or less, leads me to make CRIMINAL the first film I discuss on this site. The story is a savage stream of silliness involving memory transplants,…